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Feko Lua Script: High-resolution range profile calculation

This plugin computes a high-resolution range profile (HRRP) of an object. An HRRP is a one dimensional signature of the target object, and one of the main applications is in automatic target recognition systems.

Demo Models, Technical Papers

Model-Based Development of Multi-Disciplinary Systems

Readily simulate complex products as systems-of-systems throughout your development cycle – from early concept design, to detailed design, then hardware testing (HIL). Combine mechanical models with electrical models (in 0D, 1D, and/or 3D) to enab...

Technical Papers

E-motor Design using Multiphysics Optimization

Today, an e-motor cannot be developed just by looking at the motor as an isolated unit; tight requirements concerning the integration into both the complete electric or hybrid drivetrain system and perceived quality must be met. Multi-disciplinary...

Customer Stories, Technical Papers

Multi-Physics Design and Optimization of a Complex Radar System

Today, most products are complex mechatronic combinations of advanced technologies, mixing electrical parts with controllers and embedded software. To efficiently manage innovative products, organizations are turning to a Model-Based Development a...

Technical Papers

Flat Panel Post-Buckling Analysis with Implicit Method using OptiStruct

Many commercial aircraft are designed so that fuselage skins can elastically buckle below limit load and continue to operate safely and efficiently. This design regime makes for a very lightweight semi-monocoque structure compared to a non-bucklin...

Technical Papers

CAEfatigue VIBRATION - BASE SHAKE and CAEFatigue VIBRATION - MULTI

CF_BASE (single input) and CF_MULTI (multi input) enables users to perform a fatigue analysis in frequency domain with techniques that are often used for dynamic structural analyses

Brochures, Technical Papers

CAEfatigue GUI (CFG)

Results generated by the CAEfatigue Software Suite can be visualized in commercial post-processing packages such as HyperView, however, we want to provide a simple, easy to use graphical user interface that can be operated without significant trai...

Brochures, Technical Papers

CAEfatigue VIBRATION (CFV) - BASE SHAKE

The CF_BASE tool provides rapid and accurate structural response and fatigue results for a single input stress loading with virtually no limit on model size being analyzed

Brochures, Technical Papers

CAEfatigue Time2PSD

We want to provide a tool that engineers or designers can use too easily and accurately convert multiple time signals to PSDs included in the effects of cross channel phasing.

Brochures, Technical Papers

CAEfatigue VIBRATION (CFV) - MULTI

The CF_MULTI provides rapid and accurate random response and fatigue solver results that have virtually no limit on model size being analyzed

Brochures, Technical Papers

CAEfatigue VIBRATION for Automotive Systems

CAEfatigue VIBRATION is a powerful domain random response post processor and fatigue solver that works with mixed random (Power Spectral Density) and deterministic loading sources in a way not currently possible with existing products.

Brochures, Technical Papers

Altair Embed Target Hardware Supported

Target hardware support for Altair Embed™:
TI: F28x, MSP430, ARM Cortex M3
Arduino: Atmel
ST Micro: STM32F3

Technical Papers

Altair SimSolid Technology Overview

An overview of the theoretical foundation of SimSolid, including mathematical background, computer implementation, and positioning among numerical methods.

Technical Papers

Design and characterization of refractive secondary optical elements for a point-focus Fresnel lens-based high CPV system

Point-focus Fresnel lens-based High Concentrator Photovoltaic (HCPV) systems are usually equipped with refractive secondary optical elements (SOE) in order to improve their performance. Two basic SOE designs are optically modeled and simulated in ...

Technical Papers

Simulation-Driven Design: Solving the Geometry Problem

One of the challenges of simulation is that geometry of CAD and traditional FEA are different, necessitating time consuming simplification work to define the mesh and resulting in losses in accuracy.

Altair SimSolid takes a different approach, analyzing fully featured CAD assemblies directly wit

Technical Papers

White Paper: Using Virtual Operator-in-the-Loop Analysis to Avoid Market Rejection at the Earliest Stages of Cab Design

Through an extensive digital human modeling environment that has been used to accurately predict many aspects of human performance, Santos technologies can be used to improve and optimize cab designs.

Technical Papers

Ultra-Fast High-Fidelity Computational Fluid Dynamics on GPUs for Automotive Aerodynamics

In this white paper, we present the innovative commercial GPU-based Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solver Altair ultraFluidX. This work features simulations of the DrivAer model, a generic, publicly available vehicle geometry that was develope...

Technical Papers

Design Optimization for Additive Manufacturing in OptiStruct with consideration of Overhang Angle in Topology Optimization

This paper gives a technical review and guidelines for positioning the current capabilities. Note that the following uses OptiStruct version v2018. There have been some changes to the discussed algorithms compared to previous versions. Generally, ...

Technical Papers

Fast contact method for speeding up solving finite element problems involving non-linear contact behavior

For large aerospace assemblies in finite element (FE) analysis problems, contact interaction between the surrounding bodies has to be established to simulate the load transferred between the components, like aircraft engine carrying bracket assemb...

Technical Papers

Topology Optimization and Casting Feasibility of a Robot Arm

Oftentimes, in the design of a casting, suboptimal structural concepts are developed which at the same time are not castable, requiring multiple and time-consuming design iterations. This paper describes a process to generate both structurally eff...

Technical Papers

Non-Linear Optimization of Suspension Link for Optimal Performance using Altair’s OptiStruct and HyperWorks

In recent times there is a high demand for lightweight automotive components which will reduce oil consumption and emissions. The components that are under non-linear load conditions would need optimization techniques that would yield a design whi...

Technical Papers

Snap-Fit Optimization for Achieving Desired Insertion and Retention Forces

Snap-fits are ubiquitous engineering features used to quickly and inexpensively assemble plastic parts. The geometric, material, and contact nonlinearities associated with snap-fit problems can present modeling challenges. Quasi-static solutions w...

Technical Papers

Seat Design for Crash in the Cloud

The benefit of design exploration and optimization is understood and accepted by engineers but the required intensive computational resources have been a challenge for their adoption into the design process. The HyperWorks Unlimited (HWUL) applian...

Technical Papers

MIMO System Simulation in WinProp

This white paper presents and discusses practical examples of communication simulations involving Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) technology. Two workflows exist for MIMO simulations in WinProp; this note discusses the workflows, and present...

Technical Papers

Antenna Placement Optimization for Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications

Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology has the potential to significantly enhance driver safety. The type, placement, and orientation of V2V antennas all affect the performance of the communication system. Simulation software for high frequency elect...

Technical Papers

Fully Polarimetric Analysis of Wireless Connectivity for Smart Home and IoT Applications

This white paper presents a study of wireless connectivity of electronic devices in the Wi-Fi band. For accuracy, the analysis will use the full polarimetric information for each device’s antenna pattern. The study focuses on wireless connectivity...

Technical Papers

Testing Aerial Ladders in FEA: Wind Load Standard Equation vs CFD Wind Tunnel Analysis

To design and build an aerial ladder for a firetruck, the engineer needs to accurately determine the working loads the ladder will encounter. Some of these can be easy to interpret such as the weight of the firefighter in the basket at the end of ...

Technical Papers

Magnet Weight Minimization of Electric Traction Interior Permanent Magnet Motor Over Multiple Operating Points

This paper describes the process of using Altair tools such as Flux for synchronous permanent magnet motor EM FEA analysis and HyperStudy to minimize the weight of the NdFeB magnets of a typical IPM motor for electric traction application such as ...

Technical Papers

Multiphysics Design Optimization Using an Adjoint Sensitivity Analysis

Optimal design methods involving the coupling of fluid and structural solutions are a topic
of active research; particularly for aerospace applications. The paper presents a coupled fluid and structure approach to topology optimization using two commercial finite element solutions; AcuSolve and Opt

Technical Papers

Using NovaFlow&Solid to Simulate Filters

Simulate pressed filters, foam filters, and a combination of foam and extruded filters with NovaFlow&Solid.

Technical Papers

Friction Stir Welding: A Manufacturing Process as Trendy as it is Reliable

Friction Stir Welding is a relatively recent solid-state welding process developed by Wayne Thomas in TWI and patented in 1991. This technology consists of the assembly of two similar or dissimilar materials using a rotating tool to ensure a mixin...

Technical Papers

White Paper: Calculation Management Software for Chemical Engineers

This whitepaper examines how chemical engineers
use Maple™ for calculation management, transforming what would otherwise be isolated analyses into an intellectual asset.

Technical Papers

White Paper: Reduce Calculation Risk with Units-Aware Math Software

Simply by using units-aware calculation software throughout a technical analysis, you eliminate unit conversion errors and provide a check on the physical validity of your equations. This saves time, removes a source of frustration and increases t...

Technical Papers

An Efficient Workflow for Composite Design & Analysis Using LAP, CoDA & Laminate Tools with HyperMesh

The task is to define optimal composite material and laminate property data, using HyperMesh in combination with Anaglyph’s composites design and analysis software tools.

Technical Papers

FEKO Lua Script: ISAR Image Processing

The script computes and displays an inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR) image from backscattered radar cross section (RCS) data over frequency and angle. Windowing functions, resampling and extracting the local maxima positions to file are sup...

Demo Models, Technical Papers

Manufacturing Chain Modeling with Virfac® Using HyperMesh

Running simulations before production is often a credo for many industries using manufacturing processes like welding, machining, heat treatment, etc. Virfac®, which stands for Virtual Factory, is the perfect tool to predict, anticipate and optimi...

Technical Papers

Multi-physics Electric Motor Optimization for Noise Reduction

In an electric machine, the torque is generated by electromagnetic forces which also create some parasitic vibrations of the stator. These vibrations excite the mechanical structure on which the motor is fixed and generate sound. When designing th...

Technical Papers

Optimizing Strain Gauge Placement with LW Finder & HyperMesh

This white paper demonstrates how to find the optimal locations to place strain gauges on a casted bracket in order to accurately measure loads.

Technical Papers

OptiStruct for Structural Analysis: Not Just for Optimizations Anymore

Reprint of Engineering.com article on OptiStruct as a structural analysis tool with built-in optimization capabilities

Technical Papers

Comparative Study of Concentrated and Distributed Winding Using Flux®

The paper presents a comparative study of 3-phase permanent-magnet (PM) synchronous machines (PMSM) with concentrated and distributed windings. The purpose of this study is to identify the machine that gives the better electromagnetic performance ...

Articles, Technical Papers
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